Alex Gandel, Ventura County and San Fernando Valley Real Estate Agent, Makes Amazon Best Seller List with New Book
New book, “The Essential Guide to Buying and Selling Luxury Real Estate: Insights from America’s Top Luxury Agents” hit Amazon’s Best Seller List soon after publication. Alex Gandel is one of ten authors that contributed to the book.
Alex Gandel, Ventura County and San Fernando Valley real estate agent, became an Amazon Best Selling Author with his contribution to the new book, The Essential Guide to Buying and Selling Luxury Real Estate: Insights from America’s Top Luxury Agents. Amazon listed the book at Number 1 in the “Real Estate Sales” category. Amazon also listed the book as the Number 1 Hot New Release in multiple categories.
Gandel, along with nine other top luxury real estate agents around the United States contributed chapters to the book. The book provides insights to consumers that are interested in buying or selling a luxury residence. Sellers will learn the most important factors for selling their luxury home at the highest price in the shortest time. Topics covered include preparation for sale, determining market value, exposing and marketing the home to the most potential buyers, optimal timing, and negotiations. Buyers will learn how to get prepared for a luxury home purchase, find the ideal home, determine a fair price, negotiate the best deal, and make sure they understand what they are buying in the due diligence period. Buyers and sellers will also learn how to select the best real estate professional to navigate all through the luxury property purchase or sale process. In his chapter, Gandel reveals the most important considerations relating to selling or buying a luxury home in Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley areas of Southern California.
The Essential Guide to Buying and Selling Luxury Real Estate: Insights from America’s Top Luxury Agents is currently available in an eBook edition at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H6GM764. The paperback version will be available soon on Amazon and from other booksellers.
Alex Gandel, Top Producing Real Estate Agent 1996-2020 earned #1 Agent, Simi Valley and #5 Agent Companywide with Pinnacle Properties, Inc. for his 2019 production, and is celebrating his 40th year in Real Estate. Through the years, Alex has consistently earned the most prestigious awards for his successful track record of sales production. As a Listing Specialist, Alex handles transactions in all price ranges, from condos to Luxury Estates. Alex prides himself on offering his clientele professional and friendly service where the customer’s needs are always first and at the forefront of his business. At the beginning of 2019, Alex received an incredible invitation to become a member of the Pinnacle Estate Properties sales force. With much contemplation, Alex decided to make the change, knowing that the Pinnacle business model of professional service was much more in line with his business model and that he would be able to offer his clients an even great value.
Following in his Father's footsteps, Alex’s son, Brad Gandel, became a Realtor in 2013. Alex considers himself very fortunate to have an array of highly talented staff. Jennifer Aragon, Alex’s Transaction Coordinator, is an insightful and informative communicator. Coming highly recommended and experienced, she joined Alex's staff in 2017 and helps Alex expertly guide his clients through the sometimes-challenging escrow and closing process. Cheryl Clayton has been with Alex since 2011 and oversees all of Alex's marketing. She is a passionate centric force to the driving energy behind Alex’s proven and successful High Impact 360 Degree Marketing Plan. Both Jennifer and Cheryl are fully licensed, insured, and experienced agents who have been in Real Estate for over 20 years. Renee Melancon works as Alex's assistant and Buyer’s Agent. In addition, Alex’s wife, Janet, oversees the Client Appreciation program and other special projects throughout the year. Alex calls his staff “magical.” Together, with Alex’s keen insight and guidance, they work with a mindset to continually “raise the bar” in service, communication, follow-through, creativity, perseverance, and excellence.
Alex Gandel and Staff are highly skilled, friendly, experienced and successful in working with standard Real Estate transactions as well as a variety of challenging circumstances, such as divorce, short sale hardship, contingent sellers with a home of choice, relocation clients and investors. By virtue of Alex’s stellar professional reputation, he also receives many referrals from Realtors out of the area. The experience and camaraderie of Alex Gandel and Staff go beyond the ordinary! Often, their keen insight, experience, and knowledge will guide them to proactively address details before they become a problem. This type of service is invaluable to Alex’s clients!
Alex is a devoted family man, married to his wife, Janet for 31 years, and serves his community in a couple of different capacities such as volunteering on the Advisory Board of the Simi Valley Boys and Girls Club as well as the Adventist Health Simi Valley Foundation Board. Alex is also the Founder and catalyst of an Annual Turkey Drive, feeding thousands of qualified people a Thanksgiving dinner throughout Ventura County every year.
In 2019 Alex Gandel closed 68 transactions totaling over $53 million in sales. Alex has also been a guest speaker at prestigious venues such as the 2015 OnQ Top Producers Panel in Ventura County and the 2014 Real Live Top Agent Panel at the Skirball Center. In 2018 Alex co-authored a Best-Selling book on Amazon entitled “The Essential Guide to Buying and Selling Luxury Real Estate”.
OBJECTIVE: To achieve a level of service and relationship with each client that is unequaled in the industry.
Through hard work and trust, every client will know their needs and satisfaction are my priority.
1978-1982 California State University, Northridge
1977-1978 San Diego State University
Major: Business Administration, Emphasis in Real Estate Marketing, Finance and Economics
2019 #1 Agent, Simi Valley, #5 Companywide, Top 1%, Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc.
2018 #15 Agent Nationwide Century 21, Grand Centurion Award
2018 Co-Author of Amazon Best Seller, “The Essential Guide to Buying and Selling Luxury Real Estate”
2017 Business Person of the Year, Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce
2017 #10 Agent Nationwide Century 21, Grand Centurion Award
2016 #1 Agent Simi Valley C21 Troop Real Estate, Grand Centurion Award, #7 Nationwide Century 21
2015 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Companywide
2014 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Companywide
2013 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Companywide
2012 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Companywide
2011 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Companywide
2010 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Simi Valley
2010 Community Service Award CSMAOR Association of Realtors
2009 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Companywide
2008 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Companywide
2007 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Simi Valley
2006 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Companywide
2005 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Companywide
2004 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Simi Valley
2003 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Simi Valley
2002 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Simi Valley
2001 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Simi Valley
2000 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Companywide
1999 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Companywide
1999 Realtor of the Year, Simi Valley/Moorpark Association of Realtors
1998 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Simi Valley
1997 Real Estate Sales Person of the Year, Troop Real Estate, Simi Valley
1996-1997 #1 Agent, Troop Real Estate, Simi Valley
1992-1995 #1 Agent, R.R. Gable, Simi Valley
1980-1992 #1 Agent, ERA Gandel Realtors
1980-2020 Member of CSMAOR Association of Realtors/Flex MLS
2008-2020 Member of the Adventist Health Simi Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Directors
2016-2019 Member, Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley Advisory Board
2019-2020 Chairman/Founder, Annual Turkey Drive Powered by Pinnacle Estate Properties
1999-2018 Chairman/Founder, Turkey-a-Thon Thanksgiving Food Drive
1998-2015 Member of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley
2008-2015 Daily News Readers Choice Award
2005-2007 Sponsor, Simi Valley High School Basketball Scholarship Fund
2000-2001 President of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley
1992-1996 Member of SVM Association of Realtors/Board of Directors
5 Year Sponsor Santa Susana Knolls Little League
21 Year Sponsor AYSO (Youth Soccer)